I got to wondering, why do they call it a stash? I googled the definition and found: "to put by or away as for safekeeping or future use, usually in a secret place", which pretty much settles it!
I mean, how many of us run our fabric purchases by someone else before making said purchase? I firmly believe that I could buy some fabric here and there and tuck it away with the rest of my stuff and my husband would be none the wiser! He only comes into my sewing room on an invited basis, usually for me to either show something off or solicit his help with choosing colors for the next project, so he really has no idea when my fabric collection grows, and since it still fits (for now) in a closet, how would he know the difference anyway?
Just wanted to share a bit of humor...have a great day to all and Happy Sewing!